Keeping Businesses Informed and Inspired - APRIL 2010
SENIOR LIVING'S PLANNED GIVING SPECIAL EDITION
If you are a charity or non-profit, or a business geared toward financial and estate planning, OUR READERS ARE YOUR TARGET CLIENTS.
Read more about this semi-annual special edition and what it has to offer non-profit organizations or businesses. There's still time to book an ad in the May Planned Giving edition - booking deadline is April 15, but don't wait until the last minute - space is filling quickly!
36 IDEAS FOR MORE PROFITABLE PRINT ADS
Your print advertising should do more than just bring you customers. Your print ads should bring you more profitable customers. Your print advertising should make your company stronger, faster, smarter, and better able to compete.
Can print advertisements do this? Absolutely. THIS ARTICLE shows you how powerful your ads can be.
WHAT EXHIBITORS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE
IN THIS YEAR'S 55+ ACTIVE LIVING CELEBRATION
• Very worthwhile and enjoyable!...
• We had a great time and in fact booked two client appointments right at the show with many more anticipated as we follow up with folks...
• This was the best show in the four years that we have been participating!... very well organized and well attended. We will be participating next year and are requesting a double booth...
• We found it very beneficial and even saw two clients come directly to our office on the same day as the event...
• It was successful for us and we would certainly consider doing it again next year. I was amazed at the number of visitors to the show, especially that many of them were from up-island...
• I felt the event was extremely well managed. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to participate and look forward to next year...
READ MORE comments from exhibitors...
SAVE FUTURE COST OF PST PORTION OF HST BY PREPAYING
As announced in the 2009 British Columbia Budgets, effective July 1, 2010, the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will be replaced with a value-added tax that will combine the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) with the current PST, to create a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
In BC, the provincial portion of the HST will be 7% and the federal portion will be 5%, for a combined HST rate of 12%.
Senior Living Magazine is offering our clients the opportunity to pay their contract up front in order to avoid the PST portion of the Harmonized Tax, effective on all services before July 01, 2010.
If you know your contract will be up for renewal in the upcoming months, prepayment is available for as far in the future as you would like to pay.
If you would like to review your options regarding this, please contact your Sales Representative and he or she will have the Accounting Department invoice you for whatever portion of your contract you wish to prepay. Payment must be received prior to May 01, 2010.
CREATE A SYSTEM AND PRODUCE A PROFIT
- Excerpt from SpeedWealth by T. Harv Eker
What happens if you try to build a house on a weak foundation? The house eventually cracks or caves in. That’s why before you can build a big house, you must build a solid foundation. The business equivalent to building a solid foundation is called “CREATING A SYSTEM.”
Since the word “system” is a generic term, let’s define what it means for business purposes: A business system is a “repeatable process that produces a profit.” The idea is to systemize your business so that you can effectively and efficiently sell and support your product or service in larger quantities as you grow. READ MORE...
HOW TO EASILY RECYCLE YOUR OLD CELL PHONE FOR FREE
Recycle My Cell is a free national program that enables Canadians to properly dispose of their cell phones and other wireless devices and accessories. The program's Web site is maintained by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.
The site allows consumers to simply enter their postal code to locate the drop-off location closest to them where their devices will be accepted, regardless of brand or condition. If you can't drop off your old cell phone in person, the site also provides postage-paid labels that consumers can print, so recycling a wireless device is always hassle-free, at no cost to the consumer.
Article courtesy of www.newscanada.com
THOUGHTS TO INSPIRE
If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail.
- Tariq Siddique
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win—if you don't, you won't.
- Bruce Jenner, Olympic Gold Medalist
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